Top 5 Things In Payroll To Know This Week – 18/06/2021

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Hello everyone, here are my 5 things to know in payroll this week!

Have a great weekend!


Agent Update: issue 85

HMRC have published their latest version of the Agent Update. This month includes:

  • Technical Updates & Reminders
  • Coronavirus
  • UK Transition
  • Tax
  • Making Tax Digital
  • HMRC Agent Services
  • Agent Forum & Engagement

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 CJRS Guidance Updates

Various guidance pages have been updated to reflect the changes to the scheme from 1 July 2021.


Payroll fraud ringleader ordered to pay £1.7m

A globe-trotting tax consultant who stole £6.9 million from construction workers’ pay packets has been ordered to repay £1.7 million or face a further four years in jail.

Former Inland Revenue employee, David Michael Hughes, known as Mike Hughes, 55, from Kent, was jailed for nine-and-a-half years in August 2018. While posing as a legitimate payroll service provider, he led a financial conspiracy using a web of bank accounts, plus UK and offshore companies to steal millions in taxes from his clients.

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PayDashboard launches Payroll Superstar of The Year

“After the most challenging year on record, we think it’s time for some proper recognition and to celebrate all the hard work that has gone into making payroll better for all. The Payroll Superstar of the Year awards are open to anyone working in payroll. You can nominate yourself, a colleague, or anyone you feel is worthy of the award.
There are 5 categories in total – one for each day of National Payroll Week. Winners of each category will be announced on the corresponding day across our social media platforms, and will receive a bottle of champagne. “

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Payroll Forum to close at end of June

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